Christmas in Vienna with the Vienna Boys Choir Devin November 29, 2014 Featured There is something about children’s choirs that is both simultaneously eerie and enchanting. Children’s choirs just have something that no other adult choir group has; and I can’t put my finger on it. I’m no musical expert (the closest I ever got to music was a year long course in music theory that I took my senior year of high school). Beyond that, my understanding is limited to what I learned playing in my middle school band. Needless to say I don’t have the best input for musical critiques. But, what I do know is that New York City Theatre is planning on hosting the Vienna Boys Choir this December, which, from the little I’ve seen looks to be a promising affair. Here’s what you need to know about the Vienna Boys Choir. What is the Vienna Boys Choir According to their website, the Vienna Boys Choir is a private, not for profit organization that is run by 110 former choristers. The choir itself features just the children but the organization runs thanks to the participation of its’ staff, teachers and the choristers’ parents. For the past 500 years the organization has been a pipeline for great musicians and artists serving and associating with some of the histories greatest composers and figures. Figures like Mozart, Bruckner, Schubert and Haydn. Since 1948 the choir has also served as the premier choral institution in Austria (and is also Austria’s most famous export, excluding Arnold of course) So, if you do end up going to see the Vienna Boys Choir you’re sure to see a once in a lifetime performance. When and Where Will the Choir Be Performing The Vienna Boys Choir will have their opening performance on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00pm at the New York City Theatre in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. The Auditorium is located in Carnegie Hall at 881 7th Avenue. Tickets are on sale now so be sure to book them while they last. It could be the most memorable night of your holiday season. See you there!